Mount Aloysius College — Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Mount Aloysius College invites applications for a dynamic advancement leader to serve as its next Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Reporting to the President, the VP is responsible for fundraising strategy, including annual and campaign support, government and foundation funding, and for the engagement of alumni in the life and financial health of the College.

Under the leadership of our current VP, the Advancement team has substantially increased giving across our donor base and has introduced outstanding special events. Through these and other efforts, total giving has increased by 83%, with massive increases in both restricted and unrestricted gifts. Our high performing and professional team is now poised for even greater growth. Additionally, a feasibility study is underway for a landmark Campaign to begin within the next year as part of the College’s Growing Greater Strategic Plan.

The successful candidate will demonstrate big-picture thinking, emotional acumen, and have a strong track record of personal engagement and achievement in major gifts, campaigns, alumni relations, and communications. The ability to swiftly and effectively carry forward current initiatives, develop fresh ideas/strategies, and effectively communicate those ideas and lead others is also required.

The VP is an integral member of the President’s Executive Council (PEC), which is collectively responsible for visionary leadership and innovative strategies to lead the College into the future. As such, the VP participates in institution-wide strategic planning, implementation, and policy development.

This position requires a breadth of knowledge and expertise in fundraising/advancement work, and a deep understanding of how those functions impact both organizational and student success.

Master’s degree and seven (7) to ten (10) years senior level experience in advancement work required, preferably in higher education. Candidates with comprehensive experience building annual, major and planned gift programs, leading campaigns, and working cooperatively with a Board of Trustees are highly valued. The successful candidate will display the ability to build effective relationships across a range of key constituents, and will demonstrate success in building teams and inspiring excellence. Prior experience as a Vice President, or Associate Vice President preferred. Experience with budgets, budget oversight, strategic planning, and effective management of fiscal and human resources is required.

Mount Aloysius College ( is a private, comprehensive Catholic college located in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, serving a diverse community of learners – over 60% of whom are non-Catholic. The College has a long history of responding to community needs through relevant academic programs and community service. Mount Aloysius is located on a 193-acre campus in Cresson, PA, Cambria County. Founded in 1853 by the Dublin, Ireland-based Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius is one of 17 such institutions in the United States and is a member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE).

The College provides small class sizes, and students benefit from a highly engaged faculty and staff. Mount Aloysius students are mainly from Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic Region; however, students from 24 states and 25 foreign countries also call Mount Aloysius home.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to the Office of Human Resources at Applications submitted by September 1, 2022, will receive priority consideration. This position is available immediately. The search process will remain open until the position is filled.

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (814) 886-6519. Mount Aloysius College is an inclusive community, committed to recognizing and supporting every person’s inherent dignity, and an Equal Opportunity Employer.